Father’s Day 2020 is on Sunday, June 21. Don’t forget to do something nice for your Pops, and grab him a nice gift he can use all year long. Everyday Carry picked 25 great gifts that serve a purpose, including pocket tools, electronic gadgets, watches, wallets, bags, and fitness gear. There’s something for every kind of dad on the list.
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This unique lighter from Prometheus Design Werx is precision milled from a 6AL-4V titanium billet. Its deeply-textured body pattern is reminiscent of a grenade, and provides an excellent grip for opening and closing. Its screwtop lid connects with an O-ring seal to keep moisture out, and has a lanyard hole on top.
EDC Apparatus makes all kinds of great clips, belt loop, and keychain accessories. This little guy is a miniature engine piston with a face cut into it, perfect for lovers of cars, motorcycles, skulls, or all three. It’s made from 6061 aluminum and can be outfitted with a carabiner clip in stainless steel or titanium for a small upcharge.
Prometheus Design Werx’s specialized mat is perfect for working on watches, knives, and other EDC while keeping small parts organized. The 11″ x 17″ mat has various compartments for screws, straps, springs, and other easy-to-lose hardware. It’s made from BPA-free PVC selected for its minimal bounce, and has an anti-slip bottom.
This teensy keychain knife is perfect for opening boxes, slicing paper, or cutting twine, and doubles as a touch tool for keeping your fingers from pushing buttons or switches. Its 0.5″ long blade is razor sharp, and stows securely inside of either a stainless steel or titanium capsule.
From Woodpeckers‘ useful OneTIME Tools collection comes a pair of pocket-sized beam compasses that ensure perfect circles every time with its locking carriage and sharp pivot point. They come in 1″ to 7″ and 2″ to 21″ sizes, sold individually or in a set with a case and a mechanical pencil. Last day to order is 6.7.20.
Product designers Arrow & Eaves created a keychain-sized pen that looks and feels more substantial than others. It’s made from durable, lightweight titanium and is designed for long life while hanging from your key ring. Its pen holds firmly in place with an o-ring and screw threads to prevent loss while open or closed.
5.11’s stainless steel pocket tool might be small, but it’s quite useful, incorporating a nail puller/pry bar, hex wrench, flat head screwdrivers, bottle opener, wire stripper, and metric and imperial rulers. It clips easily onto your bag, belt loop, or keychain, and comes with a tiny Kydex sheath.
Made by California-based ARC-Co, this Cordura case holds an 8.5″ x 11″ notebook, along with your everyday carry items like pens, pencils, knives, and payment cards. Its front flap snaps securely in place to keep it shut. They also sell a smaller version for Field Notes and other 3.5″ x 5.5″ journals.
Panther Vision’s unique flashlights feature a pistol-style grip instead of a cylindrical one, offering a more natural and ergonomic grip, and preventing them from rolling. Each one is made from aircraft-grade aluminum and tactical polymer, and are available in brightness levels from 300 to 2100 lumens.
This titanium keychain accessory combines three useful functions in one tiny tool. It offers a bottle opener, flat and phillips screwdrivers, all in a tool that’s just under 2″ long and nestles neatly between your keys. Comes in raw titanium and a variety of anodized color finishes.
GoPro diversifies from the camera biz with this versatile light source. The Zeus Mini has 10 LEDs that kick out 200 lumens. It comes with a clip and 360º swivel mount, and is compatible with standard GoPro mounts. It’s waterproof to 33ft (10m), offers four brightness levels, and comes with a diffuser for smooth illumination.
Italian knifemaker Maserin’s gentlemanly Toledo pocket knife features a classic multi-blade shape and style, with an intricate vintage pattern on its aluminum scales, and a trio of small, mirror-finish pen blades made from stainless steel. Measures 3.25″ when closed.
Olight’s small-but-mighty pocket flashlight features a water-resistant aluminum body with a unique knurled grip design. It offers 180 lumens of brightness from a single AAA battery, and has a TIR optic lens for a smooth beam. The zig-zag pocket clip offers carrying versatility. Available in desert tan and black.
From the Truth in Advertising Department, machinist Brian Howey’s shiny, stubby, and fat metal pens have a clean, minimal look to them, and measure just 4-3/4″ long. They come in various combinations of aluminum, brass, and copper, and can be optioned out with a matching leather case from UpState Handmade.
An inexpensive, yet versatile little tool, Kershaw’s PT-1 packs a flathead screwdriver, pry bar, and bottle opener on your keychain. It’s made from durable 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a bead-blasted finish, and has a textured glass-filled nylon handle for grip.
This slick, technically-styled wallet is made of engraved 6061 aluminum, and features modular, swing-out compartments for accessing individual cards. Optional modules include a sliding box for loose change, bills, or keys, as well as a loss tracker with alarm, flashing lights, and Bluetooth integration.
This palm-sized, aluminum alloy flashlight cranks out a peak 2800 lumens from a single 18650 battery. It has three Cree XP-L LEDs with optics engineered for a smooth and wide beam. It’s IP68 waterproof, and has a magnetic tail, and built-in multifunction clip for mounting versatility.
The ideal bag for carrying small tools, gadgets, and other everyday items. It’s made from rugged 900D fabric, has dual zippered interior compartments, exterior webbing, Molle attachments, and a reflective patch for visibility. Plus, its padded strap is designed for left or right shoulder wear.
The Revov keeps your glasses, keys, phone, watch, and other everyday essentials organized. Its rotating beech wood top tray snaps satisfyingly into place using magnets, providing quick access to the items stored in the aluminum cubby below. Plus, removable dividers allow you to customize its storage compartment.
Designed by tool and knife expert Jesper Voxnaes for CRKT, the Pryma combines a pry bar, bottle opener, wrench, glass breaker, and multi-wrench on a single, ultracompact gadget. It’s made from stainless steel with a black stonewashed finish, and has a spring-loaded carabiner clip for carrying versatility.
Discommon’s bottle opener is the most expensive opener we’ve featured, but it’s a beautiful work of art for the everyday carry aficionado. Thanks to precision machining, they were able to perforate its grade 5 titanium body, then hand-stitched leather in place for an elegant grip. Choose from orange/satin or navy/shiny finishes.
Whether you need to open a package, slice up an apple, or tighten a screw, you’ll always be prepared with Higher Objects’ wristband, which packs a knife with a flat head screwdriver tip. It’s made from stainless steel and leather, and comes in black/black or stainless/brown color combos. Save 25% in The Awesomer Shop.
The cute-as-a-bug Mini Bugout is an everyday carry pocket knife small enough to pack inside an Altoids tin. Scaled down to a closed length of 3.7” and weighing in at just 1.5 ounces, Benchmade’s baby is made of CPM-S30V blade steel with a Grivory handle, making it tough enough for adventures big and small.
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